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  • Blog Post: Web Services Infrastructure and how to Create an Internal Proxy

    I am NOT an expert in how to setup a secure network and I do NOT know a lot about firewalls, DMZ setup and all of these things, but I have seen a lot in my 25 years of working with computers and the following (absolutely non-exhaustive) gives a good picture of a common network situation of companies...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from VBScript

    The Connecting to NAV Web Services series is coming to an end. I think I have covered the majority of platforms from which you would like to connect and use NAV Web Services – some things are easy and some things are a little harder. I did not cover Flash nor did i cover things like the iPhone or iPod...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from Windows Mobile 6

    I have created my very first Windows Mobile App! This is running in an Emulator using the Professional SDK. I also tried to deploy the solution to my physical device (my Smartphone), which also worked: To be honest, the biggest challenge is to setup everything so that you can get going. A couple of useful...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1

    Please read this post to get a brief explanation of the scenario I will implement in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1. Please also read this post in order to understand how Web Services works using pure XML and no fancy objects. Like Javascript, NAV 2009 SP1 does not natively have support for consuming...
  • Blog Post: Logging the XML generated from .net or received from NAV WS

    When working with Web Services using languages who doesn’t natively have Web Services support (like Javascript and NAV self) you have to create a SOAP envelope yourself in the correct format. Of course you can do so by looking at the WSDL, understanding SOAP and using theory – or… – you can create a...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from Javascript

    Prerequisites Please read this post to get a brief explanation of the scenario I will implement in Javascript. BTW. Basic knowledge about Javascript and XML is required to understand the following post:-) Browser compatibility The sample in this post will work with Internet Explorer. I have only tried...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from Visual Basic .net using Service Reference

    This post is really just a Visual Basic version of this post and this post combined, please read those posts before continuing this post. As described in the other posts, there are two ways to work with Service References – one is to keep the configuration in a .config file and the other is to do everything...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from Visual Basic .net using Web Reference

    This post is really just a Visual Basic version of this post , please read that post before continuing. Note, this is my very first Visual Basic application. I don’t think there are any ways to do this easier – but then again – how should I know. I am creating a Visual Basic Console application and adding...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from C# using Service Reference (code version)

    You should read the post about connecting to NAV Web Services from C# using Service Reference (config file version) before continuing here. Code is king As you saw in the other post, the config file was pretty complicated and although it is editable by hand and as such could be modified at installtime...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from C# using Service Reference (config file version)

    Prerequisites Please read this post to get a brief explanation of the scenario I will implement in C# using Web References. For C# we can leave the Service Tier running Negotiate or we can use Ntlm as PHP and Java. In this example I will assume that the Service Tier is running SPNEGO (which is the default...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from C# using Web Reference

    Prerequisites Please read this post to get a brief explanation of the scenario I will implement in C# using Web References. For C# we can leave the Service Tier running Negotiate or we can use Ntlm as PHP and Java. In this example I will assume that the Service Tier is running SPNEGO (which is the default...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from Java

    Prerequisites Please read this post to get an explanation on how to modify the service tier to use NTLM authentication and for a brief explanation of the scenario I will implement in Java. BTW. Basic knowledge about Java is required to understand the following post:-) Version and download Java does not...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from PHP

    Prerequisites Please read this post to get an explanation on how to modify the service tier to use NTLM authentication and for a brief explanation of the scenario I will implement in PHP. BTW. Basic knowledge about PHP is required to understand the following post:-) Version and download In my sample...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from …

    I promised to write some posts about how to connect to NAV Web Services from various other programming languages/platforms and I guess it is about time I kept my promise. I will create a couple of posts on how to connect to NAV Web Services from: PHP Java C# using Web Reference C# using Service Reference...
  • Blog Post: Auto Deployment of Client Side Components – take 2

    Updated the link to the ComponentHelper msi on 12/11/2009 Please read my first post about auto deployment of Client side components here before reading this. As you know, my first auto deployment project contained a couple of methods for automatically adding actions to pages, but as one of my colleagues...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic references to NAV Page Web Services in C# – take 2

    In this post from April, I explained how to make dynamic references to page based Web Services, but the post really left the developer with a lot of manual work to do using reflection. So – I thought – why not create a couple of helper classes which makes it easier. Basically I have created a generic...
  • Blog Post: Displaying Company information in Card pages

    I received a question from a customer, who is running multiple companies and often have multiple instances of NAV open with different companies. On the main page, they do have information about what company is the active:   but when they have opened a number of Task Pages in the various instances...
  • Blog Post: What COMPANY to use?

    As you know, when creating an application consuming NAV Web Services you need to specify the Company name as part of the URL to the Web Service, but what company should you be using? Some applications are web front-ends placing data from the web application into NAV. For applications like this you typically...
  • Blog Post: Extending page Web Services (and creating a Sales Order again)

    It has been working in the same way since NAV 2009, but I still get asked often how this works, so why not write up a quick post on this. I also realize that my prior post on how to create Sales Orders through Web Services was made very complex due to compatibility with NAV 2009. This post only works...
  • Blog Post: Synchronize A/D users to NAV

    During my work with demos like Edit In Excel, I wanted to make sure that these things would work in all localized versions of NAV 2009 SP1 – meaning that I needed to install 14 different databases and 14 running Service Tier’s. Having done that, I also wanted to allow my colleagues who needed to check...
  • Blog Post: Timer events on a page

    Have you ever wanted to have an event raised every 10th second on a page in the RoleTailored Client? Wait no more – here is how you can do just that in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009SP1. A Timer control is a Non-Visual Add-In I have seen a number of development platforms treat a Timer as a Non-Visual Add...
  • Blog Post: Using touchscreens with the RoleTailored Client

    I LOVE the RoleTailored Client, I LOVE the fact that everything is metadata driven and i LOVE what this will give us (us being everybody using NAV) going forward. As a result of the investments leading to NAV 2009, NAV has by far the most modern UX and the new framework allows us to innovate faster and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 launched!

    I guess it is a little late to call this news, but nevertheless – on September 1st NAV 2009 SP1 launched. SP1 is big release for the user – the majority of the feedback we got from users on NAV 2009 was taken into consideration and I truly believe that we will see hard core classic client users shift...
  • Blog Post: Auto deployment of Client Side Components

    NOTE: There is an updated post on Auto deployment of Client Side Components here . When you install the RoleTailored Client on a number of clients, you might need to install a number of Client side components as well. This might not sound as too much of a problem when you need to install the client anyway...
  • Blog Post: Multiple Service Tiers - SP1

    Right around the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, I wrote a blog entry with some .bat files on how to create multiple Service Tiers when working with NAV 2009. The blog post is here: http://blogs.msdn.com/freddyk/archive/2008/10/29/multiple-service-tiers.aspx Now NAV 2009 SP1 is about to be released...
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